Yemen's security forces arrested on Tuesday evening three sons of a tribal leader, Shuaib Al-Fashiq, who are accused of killing two persons on Monday in Al-Huseiniah, a town in Hodeidah governorate.
Security sources said that six military vehicles surrounded Al-Fahshiq's village after al-Fashiq refused to extradite his sons to the security authorities.
They affirmed that tribal mediation managed to persuade Al-Fashiq to hand over his sons after security forces threatened to storm the village and arrest Al-Fashiq and his sons.
Al-Fashiq is accused of committing violations and having private prisons in his tribe.
A number of lawsuits were filed against Al-Fashiq in Yemeni courts, but he was always pleaded innocent.
Many Yemeni sheikhs are accused of committing violations, abusing people, breaching laws, imposing tributes and looting lands.
The former president Ali Abdullah Saleh used to appoint sheikhs as governors or other high-ranking government posts, and sometimes reward them military rank without being involved in the army.
A special authority for sheikhs (the Tribal Affairs Authority) were created for which the government used to appropriate large financial allocations.
Many sheikhs own numerous companies, large farms and other assets. Additionally, most of them receive monthly salaries and other privileges from the government and even from foreign countries.